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The 22-acre park would sit between Love's Travel Stop and the Culver Highway in Madras

PAT KRUIS/MADRAS PIONEER - Developer Hans Thygeson submitted plans for a new RV park to go west of Love's Travel Stop to the Culver Highway. The plan includes extending Hall Road through to Culver Highway.

The same developer building the east hillside Yarrow Apartments overlooking Madras proposes Juniper Crossing, an RV park on the west side of town.

Developer Hans Thygeson asks the city to annex and rezone the 22 acres west of Love's Travel Stop up to the Culver Highway. According to the application, the land is outside of Madras city limits, but within the urban growth boundary and zoned rural residential.

The first phase calls for an 8.3-acre RV park and campground, including long-term RV sites with full hookups, 32 back-in spaces and 23 drive-through spaces, a camping area with 14 yurts and 21 cabins, an office, restroom and shower buildings. The cabins will have full utility connections.

The plan calls for Hall Road to punch through the property to Culver Highway. City Public Works Director Jeff Hurd expects to install a roundabout at the intersection of Hall and Culver Highway.

The section of Juniper Crossing north of Hall Road will eventually become a cottage community, with 15 rental units and 49 privately owned urban cottages.

Real estate agent Rick Allen says the small one- and two-bedroom homes will add something Madras currently needs in its housing inventory.

The second building phase also includes a storage area for 92 RVs.

Developers met with Madras city planners Thursday, June 3, for a pre-application conference.

PLANS COURTESY CREATIVE NORTHWEST LLC - Plans for Juniper Crossing include long-term drive-thru RV sites, cabins and yurts. Eventually the developer expects to build cottage homes on the north side of the park.


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